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Zelensky offers leaders of Parliament factions to discuss Rada dissolution

During his inauguration speech, the new President announced he would dismiss the Parliament
15:17, 20 May 2019

The session of the Verkhovna Rada
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President Volodymyr Zelensky invited leaders of the parliamentary factions to discuss the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada. Oleg Berezyuk, the leader of Samopomich party faction said that as quoted by Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

'Tomorrow [May 21], the consultations on disbanding the Parliament will be held at the Presidential Administration', reads the message. 

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Oleg Lyashko, the head of the Radical Party of Ukraine posted that Zelensky invited him, too. Lyashko also added it was merely a political issue, without any constitutional reasons.

'President Zelensky invited me for consultation on dissolving the Rada. There are no constitutional reasons for that. It's just a political decision. But we're running on a snap election because the society expects up to do so', the politician wrote on his Facebook page.

Related: "I will do everything so that you do not cry", - Zelensky to Ukrainians

Volodymyr Zelensky assumed the office and became the sixth president of Ukraine. The solemn ceremony of inauguration took place in Kyiv on Monday, May 20. The new head of the state greeted the audience that welcomed him at Mariinsky Park in the downtown Kyiv. Zelensky passed the improvised corridor in the park, shaking hands and making selfies with his supporters. The head of the state made the oath the traditional way, with his right hand on Peresopnytsia Gospels and the Constitution of Ukraine. In his bold speech, the new leader announced he would dismiss the Ukrainian Parliament. He also urged the Ukrainian Government to resign if they could not act effectively anymore.

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